It's time for a Halloween movie in the back yard... "Drácula!" I'll set up the projector and movie screen, and we'll start the film as soon as the sun sets, around 7:30.
"Drácula" is directed by George Melford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Melford) and is an adaptation of the 1897 novel of the same name (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula) by Bram Stoker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker). It was filmed during the night on the same sets used for the 1931 English-language film of the same name (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula_(1931_film)) and with a Spanish-speaking cast. In recent years this film has been praised as more artistic than the English version and has a devoted following.
We'll have hot cider, and we'll order pizza. We'll also have a fit pit and s'mores at intermission. Bring snacks and drinks to share. Also, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and plenty of stuff to stay warm!
"Drácula" (1931) Plot Summary:
An English clerk, Renfield, arrives at Count Dracula's castle in the Carpathian Mountains. Dracula drives Renfield mad, commands his obedience, and then has Renfield escort him (boxed) on a death ship to London where the Count is introduced into the society of Dr. Seward and his family. This arrangement provides conquest opportunities for the Count, until a visiting expert in the occult (Van Helsing) recognizes Dracula for who he is!